Amazing adventures at Active Kidz

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Climbing through mazes, dodging lasers and playing with friends. That's what you do at Active Kidz! We interviewed Lise Oelbaum and her husband, Andy, owners of Active Kidz in Jericho.

We asked them a couple of questions about the place and here is what we learned. Normally most who play are ages 3 to 20. Lise said the most popular activities are laser tag and the four-story maze. They have parties such as birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, and parties for adults. Can you believe that 60-year-olds play laser tag there! The newest attraction is bowling, which is great.

At Active Kidz we played with Eye-play, which is fun. Eye-play is a game with a projector that shines on the floor. Every two minutes a different game appears. Laser tag is very cool and the scene is awesome. You can play with teams or every man for himself. Cannonball Blast is fun. You shoot foam balls at each other. We could play all day.

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The four-story adventure maze is great for all ages. There are so many obstacles. There is a rock-climbing wall, too. There is a little toddler center for the youngest visitors. There is also an arcade and an air hockey table in the lobby. You win tickets to get prizes. Our favorite was Lazer Frenzy, which was spectacular. You have to dodge lasers by crawling, jumping and running through the lasers without touching them. We had a great experience, and can't wait to go back.

Active Kidz, 200 Robins Lane, Jericho, 516-621-6600, or activekidzlongisland.com

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